Michael Nyman published an influential book in 1974 on experimental music called Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond. John Cage and other avant garde and experimental composers had a significant influence on Michael Nyman who is best known as a composer in his own right. He released his self-titled debut album in 1981. But is best [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Classical'
Terry Lane - Sunday 12.01.14, 14:28pm
Terry Lane - Wednesday 18.04.12, 17:23pm
Bersarin Quartett release their long-awaited second album, simply entitled ‘II’.
Somewhat lazily filed under ‘ambient’ (a catch-all term if ever there was one) this is an awe-inspiring and beautiful album that transpires modern classical music, dark and brooding film soundtracks and intense but relaxing ambient music.
On hearing the debut album four years ago, someone suggested ’this [...]
Joy Andrews - Tuesday 12.04.11, 16:18pm
Buzzin Media are excited to introduce to you ’La Fin Absolute du Monde’. If you believe in the immaculate conception and that KFC should be eaten with a knife and fork, I strongly recommend you step away from the computer right now and go make yourself a cup of cocoa with a sprinkling of minature marshmallows for good [...]
Terry Lane - Friday 27.08.10, 09:01am
André Rieu has become known for his melodramatic live performances and a lifestyle more akin to a rock star rather than a classical musician. He was born 1949 into a musical family in Maastricht in the Netherlands. His father was a conductor with the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra and at the age of five he began [...]
Terry Lane - Wednesday 11.08.10, 12:02pm
Being the youngest sibling in a large family I was raised in a house where music was plentiful. Influenced by the contemporary pop music tastes of my older brothers and sisters I was also influenced by my father’s tastes in music.
A big country music fan, he would listen to Wally Whyton’s evening shows on Radio [...]